Family Life / Christian Service Commission

James Wittman, 785-735-4934

The Family Life Representative serves as a liaison between the Family Life Committee and the Pastoral Council. Goals and activities to fulfill the mission of each commission are established  yearly.

Welcoming Committee

To welcome new parishioners to the parish.

Marriage Encounter

To change the world – one couple at a time.  To strengthen marriages; Marriage Encounter is a weekend experience for married couples.  It is designed to help husbands and wives communicate more effectively with each other. The Marriage Encounter Weekend is an opportunity for couples who have good marriages to make them better by allowing them to reflect on their relationships and the need to live out the sacrament they celebrated every day of their married lives. 


To coordinate parish social events.

Parish Functions

To coordinate parish functions.

Coffee and Conversation

To provide an opportunity for fellowship with other parishioners after Masses, sponsored by various commissions of the Pastoral Council.


Retrouvaille is a weekend experience for those in stressed or troubled marriages, including separated or divorced couples who want their marriages to work. With an emphasis on the communication between the husband  and  wife, the weekend is designed to allow them to rediscover each other and examine their lives together in a new and positive way.


Available through the Catholic Charities Outreach Office. Father Bill Surmeier is a licensed clinical professional counselor for the State of Kansas. The phone number for Catholic Charities is 625-2644.